[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 165 (Friday, August 24, 2012)]
[Pages 51576-51577]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20856]



Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[OMB Number 1140-0020]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Request: Firearms Transaction Record, Part 1, Over-the-Counter

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed 
information collection was previously published in the Federal 
Register, Volume 77, Number 122, page 37920 on June 25, 2012, allowing 
for a 60 day comment period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days 
for public comment until September 24, 2012. This process is conducted 
in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments concerning this information collection should be 
sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure 
your comments are received is to email them to [email protected] or fax them to 202-395-7285. All comments should 
reference the eight digit OMB number or the title of the collection.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;

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--Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Summary of Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension without change of a 
currently approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Firearms Transaction Record, Part 
1, Over-the-Counter.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 
4473 (5300.9) Part 1, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: 
Business or other for-profit.

Need for Collection

    The form is used to determine the eligibility, under the Gun 
Control Act (GCA), of a person to receive a firearm from a Federal 
firearms licensee and to establish the identity of the buyer/
transferee. It is also used in law enforcement investigations/
inspections to trace firearms and confirm that licensees are complying 
with their recordkeeping obligations under the GCA.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated 
that 14,409,616 respondents will respond to the collection each year 
and that the total amount of time to read the instructions and complete 
the form on average is 30 minutes.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: ATF estimates 7,204,808 annual total burden hours 
associated with this collection.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E-508, Washington, DC 

    Dated: August 21, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-20856 Filed 8-23-12; 8:45 am]